Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck accident cases are typically more complex and more costly to litigate than other types of vehicle accident cases. In addition, drivers of semis, tractor trailers, and other commercial trucks and buses are subject to a variety of different safety rules and regulations that other drivers are not. When truck drivers break these rules and regulations, it often results in severe and life-changing injuries and that often have deadly consequences. People injured in a truck accident need a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced truck accident lawyer by their side. Not only will a truck accident lawyer do everything possible to maximize the injured person’s recovery, they will do everything in their power to make the process as stress free as can be.
If you’re suffering from a truck accident injury in West Virginia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, call GKT to speak with a truck accident lawyer who is best suited to handle your case. We know the ins and outs of litigating a truck accident lawsuit and have the experience to back it up. Consultations are always free and we never collect a fee unless we make a recovery in your truck accident case. Our truck accident lawyers are always available at any time by calling (304) 845-9750, by Live Chat 24/7 at GKT.com, or online.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are typically caused by a variety of factors. A truck accident may simply be due to the careless actions of the truck driver or because the truck driver failed to follow federal truck safety rules and regulations such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. That’s why it’s so important for truck accident victims to have a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer on their side. Below are some of the more common causes of truck accidents:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Lack of truck driver experience
- Overweight truck
- Failure to maintain brakes and other truck maintenance issues
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Failure to follow road signs
- Road conditions
- Rain, snow, ice or other weather condition
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Traffic congestion
According to a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration study, the “critical reason” behind most truck accidents were truck driver errors in performance, recognition, or decision-making. Truck maintenance issues and environmental issues such as rain, snow, and ice were also found to be critical factors.